Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, granddads, uncles, brothers, moms who are also dads, and the dads to be. What a job it is to be a dad. I am very fortunate and blessed to be married to Jacob who is an absolutely amazing father to Jack. In honor of Father’s Day I thought I would write a note to Jacob from his son, Jack. I am writing as if I were Jack imagining what he might say if he had the words to say them.


Dear Daaaaaaaaaaaaa,(Jack speak for Dad)

Thank you for guiding me on this journey of life. I couldn’t have chosen a better Dad to show me the way. I have a lot to thank you for in such a short time.

Thank you for:

  • Working so hard so that mom can stay home with me. I know that you miss me when you go to work.
  • Caring so much about my health.
  • Making me YUMMY green drinks in the morning and letting me figure out how to drink them on my own out of a big boy cup.
  • Helping me go back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. Sometimes I just need a cuddle and to know you and mom are ok in your room.
  • Playing with me. We have such fun adventures.
  • DANCE PARTIES. That is one of my favorite parts of my day.
  • Teaching me about gardening and letting me help.
  • Reading me bedtime stories. You are the best at Goodnight Moon!
  • Making bath time so much fun.
  • Letting me hug you even though my hands are covered in whatever it is I was eating.
  • Loving me unconditionally.
  • Most of all, thanks for loving my mom!


Happy day to you, Dad! You are the BEST DAD EVER!


Jack Gordon


Editorial note: I couldn’t agree with Jack more! Happy Father’s Day, Jacob! We love you.